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Old 12-04-2015, 09:44 AM   #581
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Lions had plenty of time to salt away the game. I thought they were playing way too chicken (especially since Stafford is a gun slinger) their final possession. Good teams play to win. Bad teams play not to lose.
Indeed. I really hate the Patriots but I have to give credit where it is due. If the Pats are up by (say) 10-14 points heading into the fourth quarter, they don't go into a "play not to lose" mode with a timid, conservative offense and a prevent defense. They go for the jugular, boot to the throat, and keep doing what has been working so far. I like that even if I don't like the team.
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Indeed. I really hate the Patriots but I have to give credit where it is due. If the Pats are up by (say) 10-14 points heading into the fourth quarter, they don't go into a "play not to lose" mode with a timid, conservative offense and a prevent defense. They go for the jugular, boot to the throat, and keep doing what has been working so far. I like that even if I don't like the team.
My thoughts exactly. You wouldn't see the Pats hand the ball off in that situation. That's the opposite of the prevent in defense. Plus, last night, that pretty much guaranteed Rodgers would get the ball back only needing a field goal to win.
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+1 It was clear that the Lions run game wasn't working against the Packer defense, so why not throw some short high percentage passes to get some first downs and milk down the clock? Going with the run that you know is going nowhere when you have a passer like Stafford all but guaranteed that Rodgers would get another shot.
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Yeah. All the Lions' defenders were behind the Packers' receivers instead of any in front.
Normally defending teams put 7 of their tallest defenders and receivers in the back and rush 3 guys but not the Lions. They rushed 3 but had two linebackers covering the sidelines? Caldwell explaination after the game "they were not anticipating a Hail Mary pass but a lateral"??

I guess he didn't think Rodgers could throw it 60 yards.
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+1 It was clear that the Lions run game wasn't working against the Packer defense, so why not throw some short high percentage passes to get some first downs and milk down the clock? Going with the run that you know is going nowhere when you have a passer like Stafford all but guaranteed that Rodgers would get another shot.
+1. At the very least have some other run plays to burn off more time before punting the ball. Not just straight up the middle and fall down.
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Normally defending teams put 7 of their tallest defenders and receivers in the back and rush 3 guys but not the Lions. They rushed 3 but had two linebackers covering the sidelines? Caldwell explaination after the game "they were not anticipating a Hail Mary pass but a lateral"??

I guess he didn't think Rodgers could throw it 60 yards.
Rodgers looked like Roberto Clemente with the running start then heaving the ball all the way.

Caldwell, is Caldwell. He's the same guy that yanked all the players to stop the Colt's undefeated season.
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Normally defending teams put 7 of their tallest defenders and receivers in the back and rush 3 guys but not the Lions. They rushed 3 but had two linebackers covering the sidelines? Caldwell explaination after the game "they were not anticipating a Hail Mary pass but a lateral"??

I guess he didn't think Rodgers could throw it 60 yards.
Caldwell is a terrible coach and this is just anther example.
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I know there's not a lot of Patriot's fans here but thought I'd share this:

Our nephew works for the Pat's (office, not field) and he brought over his Super Bowl ring last night. Not quite as opulent as the player's rings but I got to put it on my finger nonetheless! (as you can see, he has small fingers!) It was a cool thing to hold in your hand.

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Cool. I never knew that office staff got rings too.
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Cool. I never knew that office staff got rings too.
He's in PR. Seems like lots of folks get 'em. The player's ones are quite expensive with good diamonds etc...the lower on the totem pole the cheaper the ring. It does have his own name on the side of the ring in (cheap) diamonds though.
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Cool. I never knew that office staff got rings too.
Not only the staff but even the coaches' wives get a necklace with a smaller version of the ring (I assume the cheaper version). My neighbor is one of the coaches and his wife has shown it to us this past summer.
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Well, in that case then I think us fans should get something too. I wonder where it stops.
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Don't look now, but the Seahawks have their groove back.

Russell Wilson probably playing as well as any QB right now (11 TD's, 0 INT's, QB rating 138, 148, 146, in the last 3 games), and throwing in all his regular Houdini plays and long runs. If anyone claims there is a more entertaining QB to watch, I'll call them a liar.
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Stinker all of they way around. Belichick usually says they didn't play well in all three phases of the game but he should also add "coaching" as the fourth phase.
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Ok guys,
better get right with God. Eagles beat the patriots
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Not really. The Patriots lost to the Eagles.
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Not really. The Patriots lost to the Eagles.
Or more specifically, the Patriots special teams lost to the Eagles special teams.
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